Currently shipping on 16GB cards, Compatible with all Raspberry Pi models
NOOBS stands for New Out Of Box Software, and it is designed to make configuring the software on your Raspberry Pi easier. When you first power on your Pi with NOOBS, you'll be given the choice of which operating system you want to configure on the microSD card. Raspbian is pre-loaded for speedy configuration, others will be downloaded on demand.
Once you've installed an operating system, your Pi will boot as normal. However, NOOBS stays resident on your card, so by holding shift down during boot you can return to the recovery interface. This allows you to switch to a different operating system, or overwrite a corrupted card with a fresh install of the current one; it also provides a handy tool to let you edit the config.txt configuration file for the currently installed operating system, and even a web browser so you can visit the forums or Google for pointers if you get stuck.
Current Operating System Choices
- Raspbian (pre-loaded, no internet required)
- RISC OS
- Screenly OSE
- Windows 10 IoT Core